Horse Health Matters®

Domestic Equine Behavior - A Brief History

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 15:54

Learn about the horse's development from a small quadruped to the large fleet-footed mammal that is on his best behavior with an alpha leader …

Equine Language: Facial, Vocal and Body

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:00

Learn how your horse's facial, vocal, and body language can tune you in to its reactions to people, places and things …

First Aid

Horse Wound Treatment

Flossie Sellers

Horse Wound Treatment

by Flossie Sellers

April 7, 2017 11:47

Learn about the 4 questions you should ask yourself when your horse is injured and how to make sure the treatment fits the injury …

Applying a Standing Wrap for Bandage Support

by EquiMed Staff

April 12, 2017 11:48

The standing wrap is the most basic bandage used on a horse, and one that every horseman should know how to do properly because it protects the horse's legs, …

Tip of the Day

Some horses seem to attract more flies than others. For these sweet-blooded babies, a fly mask may be needed during the fly season.

General Care

Bathing Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Bathing Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 13:47

Learn what you need to have handy when bathing your horse and the 9 steps to get your horse thoroughly clean and dry …

General Care

Spring into Summer: 10 Tips for Your Horse Part 2

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Spring into Summer: 10 Tips for Your Horse Part 2

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 24, 2017 11:37

Oh, the joys of summer! Read these last 5 timely tips to learn why your horse needs special attention to prevent the problems that summer brings such as flies, …

Hoof Care

Horse Hoof Trimmings - A Suitable Dog Treat …

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Horse Hoof Trimmings - A Suitable Dog Treat …

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 1, 2017 14:40

Dogs love eating horse hoof trimmings. Many horse owners offer fresh trimmings to their dogs as treats. Is this practice safe? Learn how to avoid problems when …

Feeding Hay Free Choice: Pros and Cons

by Miriam Rieck

May 4, 2017 10:20

Feeding your horse "free choice" is encouraged by many leading equine nutritionists. Major horse owner concerns include high cost and fat horses. Here are some …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Break-over

Point in the stride when the hoof leaves the ground.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

es·sen·tial
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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

A ragged colt may make a good horse.

French Proverb

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